The Armenian Museum of America is pleased to present their largest contemporary exhibition, On the Edge: Los Angeles Art 1970s - 1990s from the Joan and Jack Quinn Family Collection. This selection of work explores a period that is pivotal to understanding current practices and the West Coast mentality. Included are Lita Albuquerque, John Altoon, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, Vija Celmins, Gregory Wiley Edwards, Claire Falkenstein, Frank Gehry, David Hockney, John M. Miller, Helmut Newton, Ed Ruscha, Andy Warhol, and more.
The companion exhibit, Discovering Takouhi: Portraits of Joan Agajanian Quinn, curated by Natalie Varbedian and Gina Grigorian includes Armenian artists such as Dahlia Elsayed, Jean Kazandjian, Silvina Der-Meguerditchian, Ara Oshagan, Zaven Sarkissian, and Aram Saroyan. The distinctive works are a selection from Quinn's unprecedented collection of portraits consisting of over 300 gifts by friends who have painted, sculpted and photographed her image in their style.